The 4-H Youth Development Educator for Cornell Cooperative Extension Association of Yates County will deliver 4-H programming for a menu of 4-H educational programs and activities in support of the 4-H Club Model and other delivery models such as after-school programs. The Educator coordinates and delivers other established 4-H programming and activities both on-site and off-site in accordance with the 4-H Youth Development Program Area's plan of work.
Bachelor's degree and experience relevant to the role or Equivalent Education. (Associate Degree plus 2 yrs transferrable program/functional experience).
Ability to clearly communicate (speak, read and write proficiently) in English.
Ability to work flexible hours including evenings and/or weekends, as needed.
Experience, ability and willingness to work with diverse audiences and maintain cultural sensitivity.
Demonstrated ability to plan, teach and evaluate informal educational programs through a variety of delivery methods to reach individuals and groups.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively through oral, written and visual means.
Demonstrated ability to function as a team member working with volunteers and staff.
Ability to meet travel requirements associated with this position.
3-4 years youth development experience.
One-year experience working with Volunteers and Volunteer Management.
Demonstrated ability to utilize computer technologies for educational and communication purposes.
Program Delivery - 70%
Deliver high quality agriculture educational programs and events that address local, regional and statewide programming priorities. Events and programs may require involvement of volunteers.
Deliver programs and participate in special projects including but not limited to volunteer trainings, County Fair, fundraising, 4-H Public Presentations, Animal Science programs, 4-H County, District and Statewide events, enrollment campaign, and other extension association activities, as assigned.
Occasionally apply existing subject matter knowledge and utilize existing research-based curriculum to create lessons plans to deliver educational program.
Assist in delivering innovative/creative educational programs when grant-funded opportunities arise.
Foster acceptance of program, methods, and policies to address community and individual needs and consider diverse audiences.
Serve as subject matter resource utilizing existing subject matter resources and materials.
Interact effectively with program participants and volunteers to provide programming and support.
Represent CCE before the public, community leaders, government officials, Cornell or other land grant universities as part of program delivery.
May be involved in multidisciplinary team efforts within the Association or regionally to deliver program.
May assist in ensuring that program delivery is within scope of the statewide Plan of Work.
Program Evaluation - 10%
Implement program evaluation as designed.
Interact with various constituencies to obtain their evaluation of programs and communicate evaluation results and findings with stakeholders.
May assist in designing evaluation framework, analyzing collected program evaluation data and in making recommendations for improvements.
Direction - 5%
Assist in the planning of major 4-H programs and events.
Assist with identifying key relationships to develop with community leaders and stakeholders.
Provide input in planning the structure of delivering educational programs via various methods.
May provide input to planning unit budget based on program feasibility needs and assist in identifying opportunities for 4-H fund development activities.
Management - 5%
Solve problems and resolve conflicts that arise in the operation of the 4-H Youth Development programming, utilizing appropriate policies and procedures and with guidance of supervisor as needed.
Provide low complexity administrative management of established educational program goals.
Assist with ensuring volunteer direction and management procedures are followed according to established policies and procedures by providing guidance, leadership and resources for volunteers and volunteer leaders including recruitment, screening, orientation, training, evaluation, and management.
Coordination/Operation - 5 %
Organize and coordinate activities related to 4-H Club Programming (i.e. Public Presentations, Yates County Fair, STEM Programs, etc.).
Coordinate identified administrative tasks to support the delivery of 4-H Programming to include, but not be limited to ordering and inventory of supplies, gathering materials and resources for program delivery, and marketing of 4-H Programs.
Coordinate, compile and organize existing program resources and program materials.
Coordinate, schedule, and support the training and work of volunteers for implementing education events related to established program priorities.
Effectively maintain existing professional relationships with other agencies, organizations and businesses that promote effective communication to facilitate continued programming efforts.
Provide low complexity limited tasks to plan the educational program and implement the program budget; submit program related expense receipts in a timely manner per procedure.
Assist in utilizing effective marketing strategies in the promotion of programming efforts to include, but not limited to: print media, news media, social media, and multi-media efforts.
Maintain records, complete reports, accurately collect and prepare paperwork as required for the program evaluation process.
Prepare and submit expense reports, mileage reports, and/or vouchers in a timely manner per established policy and procedures.
Maintain extreme confidentiality of information participant information and data collected.
This position may require the transport of self, program participants and/or program materials and resources in performing position responsibilities.
Professional Improvement and Other Duties as Assigned - 5%
In cooperation with Supervisor and/or Executive Director, jointly develop and pursue a professional development plan as a means to increase competencies relative to position accountabilities and to address changes in programming and association priorities.
Participate in all required orientation, training, and/or in-service meetings and trainings as scheduled/required.
Pursue personal growth through expanding personal knowledge of the total organization and through updating techniques and technical skills relating to the position.
Collaborate in activities that are in general support of Cornell Cooperative Extension, including but not limited to: attendance at district meetings, staff meetings, timely reporting of expenses, working with other staff, general marketing of Extension programs and other duties as assigned.
Health and Safety - Applies to all duties and functions.
Support the association to maintain a safe working environment.
Be familiar and strive to follow any applicable federal, state, local regulations, association health and safety policy/procedure/requirement and standard.
Act proactively to prevent accidents/injuries and communicate hazards to supervisors when identified.
EEO/EPO and Policy - Applies to all duties and functions.
Conduct all programming and activities in accordance with the Civil Rights Act, Title IX Rehabilitation, Americans with Disabilities Act, and local, state, and regional affirmative action plans.
Appreciate and embrace diversity in all interactions with clientele, staff, volunteers and the public.
Assist the Cornell Cooperative Extension system in reaching out to diverse audiences.
Aware of, and adheres to, established Cornell Cooperative Extension policies and procedures and Skills for Success.
Contribute to the overall success of the organization by performing all assigned duties in a professional, timely and accurate manner.
At all times act in a professional Customer Service manner including but not limited to business-like demeanor, tactful communications, cooperative, helpful, positive and receptive manner.
This is a full time, 37.5 hours/week, non-exempt, benefits eligible position. Excellent benefits, based on eligibility, including:
Vacation, Sick and Personal time
NYS Health Insurance Program (including Dental Insurance)
How To Apply: Applicants (including current employees of other Cornell Cooperative Extension Associations) must apply online through the APPLY button in this job posting. Current employees of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Yates County are considered internal applicants and must apply online through their Workday account which may be accessed here: http://workday.cornell.edu/
All applicants are requested to submit a cover letter, resume and indicate three individuals who may be contacted as a reference. Please consider indicating in your application all information you feel would be helpful for selection committee members to know. Once the application is submitted you will NOT be able to change your submission or add attachments. Be sure that you have followed all directions and requirements listed in the job posting. For instructions, visit:
All applications must be received on-line by February 6, 2020. Position closing dates may change based on Association needs.
No relocation or VISA Sponsorship available.
The Association may make reasonable accommodations to enable applicants to participate in the hiring process and employees to perform the essential functions of their job. If you require an accommodation so you may participate in the selection process you are encouraged to contact Cornell Cooperative Extension Administrative Systems at 607-255-6120, or via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For additional questions please contact Leah Cadwallader, Regional Human Resources Manager, e-mail LC267@cornell.edu or (845) 340-3990x314.
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